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Medicaid

Medicaid: Biden Has a Chance To Cut Deals With Red State Holdouts 

President Joe Biden has an unexpected opening to cut deals with red states to expand Medicaid, raising the prospect that the new administration could extend health protections to millions of uninsured Americans.

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ACA

ACA, Reproductive Rights At Risk With RBG Death

Medicare patients would lose enhanced prescription drug coverage. Women would lose guaranteed access to birth control at no out-of-pocket cost.

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Grassley drug prices

GOP Senators Distance Themselves From Grassley, Trump’s Efforts To Cut Drug Prices

The fight between policymakers intent on lowering prescription drug prices and the drugmakers who keep raising them intensified Thursday.

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Wealth Checking

Tax Bill Impacts on Health Law Coverage And Medicare

The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time.

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Esther Ellis sits on her bed at home in Hawthorne, Calif., on July 18, 2017. The 78-year-old received a new mattress earlier this year from Partners in Care, a nonprofit that runs four of the dozens of sites in California's Multipurpose Senior Services Program, a Medicaid-funded home services program. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Counting on Medicaid to Avoid a Nursing Home? it’s Up to Congress

States can choose whether to offer Medicaid services at home, but nursing home coverage, which is more expensive, is a required benefit.

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long-term care

Will GOP’s Next Health Reform Act Target Medicare?

President Donald Trump has vowed repeatedly that he “wouldn’t touch” Medicare or Social Security, but someone forgot to tell House Republicans.

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